Pat will lead the company’s Microsoft UC delivery teams and oversee the portfolio expansion into next-generation solutions for Cloud and Mobility.
October 28, 2014, Richmond, VA – Whitlock has recently attracted top talent from the Microsoft and Unified Communications (UC) world with its latest hire, Patrick (Pat) Borka, the company’s new Microsoft Solutions Architect. Pat will be charged with expanding the Microsoft UC practice at Whitlock, which will include Lync, Sharepoint and Office 365 implementations for enterprise customers. He will also help guide Whitlock and set strategy related to Microsoft’s next-generation technologies as they hit the marketplace.
Pat brings a wealth of experience to Whitlock with 17 years in IT, 9 of which have been focused on UC implementations. In addition to Microsoft Lync, his skill set includes a number of other technologies that integrate with the Microsoft UC stack, including Exchange, Sharepoint, Lync Room Systems, Telephone Systems, Active Directory, Networking, Firewall and other supporting systems.
Pat’s experience and understanding of both the business and technical requirements for these large-scale, complex solutions means he will be a great resource to Whitlock’s customers interested in starting or expanding their Lync capabilities for the desktop as well as in the boardroom. Pat will augment Whitlock’s already existing team of UC and legacy system specialists and lead the company’s relationship as a Gold Communications Partner with Microsoft.
Pat’s expertise spans across multiple industries from healthcare and legal, to manufacturing and distribution. He is already well known at Microsoft, and he leads the Microsoft Lync Professionals Group on Linked-In, which has approximately 15,000 members worldwide.
“We are very fortunate to have Pat on our team,” states Chris Jamison, Whitlock’s Vice President of IT and Managed Services Delivery. “He has a strong depth of experience, which includes Lync, Enterprise Voice, Network Readiness, Cloud and Mobility, which are in high demand from our customer base.”
“I plan to have a quick impact on select customers across our 20 offices,” says Pat. “With the new capabilities of Office, Lync and Azure, Microsoft is the place to be for the global market leaders and up-and-comers alike; Many are using Microsoft, but have not fully embraced the power available to them. I intend to help change that.”
Whitlock is a Global Audiovisual (AV) and Unified Communications (UC) Solutions Provider, specializing in collaborative technology design, integration and managed services. The company helps customers meet goals, drive action and improve efficiency by streamlining interactive technologies and standards. Areas of expertise include enterprise videoconferencing, unified communications, digital media, digital signage, video walls and projection technologies. Whitlock also offers follow-the-sun 24×7 service level agreements as well as onsite and remote AV/NOC support. Whitlock serves customers from 20 U.S. locations, plus a worldwide delivery partner network through the Global Presence Alliance.
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